Service Coming Spring 2022
Below you will find out what coaching is and is not, bio’s for Lady Katheryne and Master Kuldrin, how it works, the affordable pricing structure, and how to schedule with us.
What is Life, Lifestyle, and Relationship Coaching?
A relationship coach is someone who supports individuals and couples in learning vital skills for relating, especially in marriages and romantic partnerships. Relationship coaches teach you to develop conflict resolution skills and offer tools to deepen intimacy and pleasure. (https://www.somaticainstitute.com)
What Life, Lifestyle, and Relationship Coaching IS NOT:
Therapy or counseling. Yes, Lady Katheryne has all the education and certifications and has earned her place as a counselor and therapist, she is NOT either of these things to coaching clients. Why not? Because therapy and counseling are different from coaching.
What is the difference?
- With coaching, there is a difference in the relationship.
- In coaching, there is a partnership. In counseling, the counselor is often not seen as an equal partner. Clients frequently view the counselor as someone with greater knowledge and education and is sought for relationship advice they have to share.
- There is more flexibility in the delivery of coaching.
- Coaches can have sessions over lunch or even on the golf course. Some sessions are an hour, some five minutes. In counseling, the setting is often less flexible due to confidentiality. Counseling sessions are frequently 50 minutes.
- The therapy process focuses on helping clients overcome past problems that impede their ability to function.
- Counselors often direct clients to revisit past events, discover early sources of pain, and resolve conflict from issues that have burdened them. For example, to understand how verbal abuse in marriage relates to a childhood where fighting was common.
- The coaching process focuses on the client achieving their chosen future coaching goals.
- Coaches are equal partners who assist the person to improve and grow with tools to achieve their goals. Coaches assist the person to become experts on themselves and to take the actions necessary to achieve goals. For example, to develop a strategy to save the marriage
- In counseling, there is something that needs to be fixed with the client, or something bad had happened to them. In coaching, there is nothing to be fixed. There are only relationship and communication skills.
- The counselor usually asks “Why?” “Why did things happen the way they happened?” “What were the causes?”
- Instead of focusing on the past, coaches usually look at the present and future by asking questions like:
- “What do you really want?”
- “Where do you want to go?”
- “What does your desired future look like?”
- The motivation is to get to your desired destination, instead of dwelling in the past, wondering what went wrong, and why. However, when the past does surface and gets in the way, it will be dealt with so that it does not get the way of the coaching process.
- Coaches ask “How?”
- “How” identifies options. “How” is when the client takes personal responsibility, problem-solves, and moves forward.
- With coaching, there is a difference in the relationship.
I received my BA in psychology from Maryville College in 2006 and my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands in December 2021. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field and have training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Crisis Prevention, and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). I have worked closely with licensed psychiatrists and therapists in acute care, residential, and outpatient settings where I worked with individuals with bipolar, depression, anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, and addiction.
My decision to enter the counseling profession has been inspired by several personal life experiences. First, I grew up with family members suffering from mental illness. I watched them as they tried to manage their symptoms, sometimes unsuccessfully. This was due to either being afraid to seek help or for financial reasons and a lack of resources. As I grew older, I wanted to understand their thought processes and associated behaviors. I found myself thirsty for knowledge of mental health issues and a desire to help those diagnosed with them.
Thus, my decision to enter the field with my Bachelor’s degree was a personal one. I received a solid foundation in psychology while earning my education. I gained a basic understanding of the fundamental reasons why people do what they do, their motivations, and how the brain receives and interprets experiences. I also learned how sometimes one’s genetics and personal experiences can affect these interpretations of the world around them. This, in turn, can lead to the development of mental illness and its symptoms.
Once I joined the workforce in the field I gained a much broader understanding of mental illness and how different it presents in individuals. In my first job, I worked in an acute care facility where I provided direct care to individuals with everything from un-medicated schizophrenia and bipolar to depression and anxiety. I learned that while medication definitely has a place in the treatment plan, the importance of a two-prong treatment cannot be overstated. Medication and therapy combined is the best course of action if individuals were to be able to lead a productive life.
In my second career experience, the clients were no longer in crisis and therapy was the focus. The clients were women struggling with such things as major depression, anxiety, and personality disorders that were exacerbated by major life changes. While some did suffer from alcohol and drug addiction, the program addressed the underlying issues. I observed the therapists guide and support our clients through various interventions and became inspired by the changes I saw in the clients’ behaviors and outlooks on their futures. I decided that I want to do the same thing by gaining more knowledge and treatment in these various interventions that I witnessed being implemented. I wanted to help individuals in their journey of management of symptoms and general well-being. I want to help individuals succeed in their own personal therapeutic goals.
I wish to serve anyone that needs help. From the client that has difficulty functioning in their daily lives to a person that is struggling to move on and accept various major life changes such as divorce, chronic illness, and death. Everyone deserves the opportunity to find support and guidance from an experienced and properly trained professional when they make the decision to seek help.
Starting my education in adolescence as a consumer of mental health services for trauma-induced chronic depression I continued to learn, grow, mature and heal. As a teen and into my early 20’s, to face my own personal demons, I started volunteering at a long-term alcohol and drug treatment center where I learned the art of avoidance through service and continued in my personal education in all things psych-related.
After taking a break from the mental health field and finally defeating my demons, I returned to healthcare in the form of gero-psych at an assisted living facility in Maryville, TN. After quickly advancing to a team leader and then to a restorative therapist position I was offered a position at an inpatient acute psychiatric hospital where I assisted in setting up their alcohol and drug detox unit and education programs. From there I continued to push forward and use the things I had learned through personal experience and education to obtain a position as a Team Leader over the hospital’s most acute units and the detox unit. It was through this leadership I wrote an education workbook and joined the ranks of administration as the head of staff and patient training, development, and education.
After 20 years of service, with a short break in the middle, I decided to take a break from my career in the mental health field. However, it still remains a passion and driving force in my life as I am still committed to ensuring consumers of mental health services are treated respectfully and fairly, receive the services they require, and are provided with the proper education and training so they may better understand and comply with necessary treatments for an improved quality of life.
In my free time, I am a dedicated husband, a 24/7 Dominant, a Top, a play partner to many, a podcaster, a woodworker, an avid bowler, an amateur ax thrower, a hilariously bad golfer, an amateur musician, and a connoisseur of quality Movies and TV shows.
How it Works:
- We make it easy. Just send us an email with “Coaching” in the subject line and we will send you a link to a calendar with available time slots.
- Sessions are one (1) hour long.
- Some people need a single session and others require weekly, biweekly, or monthly sessions. That is up to you and your personal needs.
- You will meet with us over Zoom.
- Yes, us! You get two coaching for the price of one!
- Payment is due at the beginning of each session via PayPal.
- A one-hour session with Lady Katheryne and Master Kuldrin: $200
- Schedule and pay for five or more sessions in advance and receive a 10% ($20/session). Discounted Price: $180/per session.
Schedule a Session:
- Send us an email with “Coaching” in the subject line to MasterKuldrin@gmail.com and we will send you a link to a calendar with available time slots.